Cable Broadband

UK now has 2 million “superfast” connections

The UK, while far behind European broadband superpowers such as Netherlands and Sweden, is finally gaining momentum for its 25 Mbps (or higher) “superfast” broadband, thanks to new offerings from Virgin and BT. About 10 percent of the UK’s 21.3 million broadband connections qualify as superfast.

Time Warner pushes usage-based broadband pricing across Texas

Time Warner Cable, which has been the earliest and an agressive proponent of usage-based broadband tiered pricing is offering a $5 price break for its light Internet users in more Texas cities, including Austin and Dallas. Its Texas rivals such as AT&T too are tiered-usage champions.

For Comcast, data equals big dollars

Comcast, the largest broadband provider in the US is getting bigger and bigger. During the first quarter of 2012, the company added 439,000 net new high-speed Internet customers to bring the final tally to 18.58 million and had broadband revenues of $2.32 billion.

Virgin in UK tries 1.5 Gbps broadband. That’s fast!

Virgin Media, a UK-based cable company, said that it has started delivering a 1.5 Gbps broadband connection on trial basis in a section of London known as Silicon Roundabout. The company describes it as the world’s fastest broadband connection.

U.S. Lags as Britain Introduces 100 Mbps Broadband

Virgin Media, a U.K.-based cable company, has introduced a 100 Mbps broadband connection at reasonable prices. It might not be as cheap as broadband in Japan, but at least it’s better than what we’ve got in the U.S.

U.S. Broadband Demand Bounces Back

A new report shows that the demand for new broadband connections jumped during the first quarter of 2010, reversing what has been a long slide in 2009. Cable broadband companies did particularly well in comparison to phone companies. Comcast added 400,000 subscribers, while AT&T added 255,000.

In 2008, Broadband Growth Slowed

Broadband growth and net new additions in 2008 declined sharply, according to a report by Durham, N.H.-based Leichtman Research Group. For 2008,…